Wheeler "Dick" K. Bell
January 2, 1931 – November 1, 2018
Wheeler K. Bell, 87, passed away Thursday , November 1, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Clinchport, Virginia, he was the son of the late Robert and Virgie Bell, preceded in death by his daughter Sharon, brother Ronald and sister Betty Sue. Wheeler is survived by his wife of 66 years, Anne Taylor Bell, son Richard (Elisabeth), daughter Susan Gallagher (Michael), grandchildren Melissa Caballlero (Lenny), Hannah Gallagher, great grandchildren Chloe, Sophia and Nicholas Caballero, along with many loved nieces and nephews.
Wheeler was a graduate of Hiltons High School, VA and Berea College, KY. He was a member of the first graduating class of University of Virginia’s Darden School in 1957. Prior to attending the Darden School, Wheeler served three years as a Communications Officer on the U.S.S. New Jersey. After Darden, Wheeler enjoyed a successful 28-year career as a personnel director at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. Wheeler was fortunate to retire at age 54 which enabled him to participate in some of his favorite activities such as golf, travel, friends and family.
Visitation will be held Sunday, November 4, 2018 3p.m. - 5 p.m. at Woody Funeral Home Parham Chapel, 1771 N. Parham Road RIchmond, Va. A graveside service will be held 10 am, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Indian Mound Cemetery in Romney, West Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Henrico Rescue Squad.
- Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2018
- Graveside Service Tuesday, November 6, 2018